(Posted January 27, 2020)

Huntingdon — Juniata College is pleased to announce the receipt of $385,000 grant from The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation, funding which will support endowed scholarships for students who will one day “pay it forward.”

“Juniata College is so grateful to The Stabler Foundation for their extraordinary philanthropy,” said Juniata College president James A. Troha. “This generous gift will provide more students the opportunity to achieve and fulfill their dreams of a college education, and do so with less financial burden.”

Mr. and Mrs. Stabler recognized the importance of education, were uniquely aware of the financial obstacles many face in the pursuit of higher education, and sought to provide assistance. The couple also believed that those who had received aid should, in turn, give to their alma mater, when able, in order to help future students in need. 

Students who receive scholarships funded through the foundation are asked to sign a letter of intent to make contributions to the Stabler Scholarship Fund in the future. This is a “debt of conscience” rather than a legal obligation, and helps to create a culture of philanthropy in students who have received funding and support.

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Scholarship Fund will support students who demonstrate financial need and academic promise.

About The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation, located in Harrisburg, PA, was established by Mr. and Mrs. Stabler in 1966 exclusively for charitable, religious, scientific, literary, or educational purposes. The Foundation supports post-secondary educational institutions and parochial or church-related schools that are not operated or controlled by the government; nonprofit hospitals or medical facilities that are not operated or controlled by the government; private organizations and institutions that provide services and/or assistance to persons who are mentally, physically or developmentally challenged, persons suffering from drug or alcohol abuse, the aged, and the poor; and religious institutions and social service organizations that seek to preserve and instill traditional moral and ethical values, respect for family, concern for others, self-reliance and a productive life.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.